The mHealth Alliance, an advocacy group who serves as a “convener for the mHealth community” has announced that it’s opened its no-fee membership up to any organization with a “vested interest in mobile health.” The mHealth Alliance is the organization behind the popular mHealth Summit.
The alliance is continuing to build a coalition of members to openly exchange knowledge, advocate solutions, and drive collective action to advance mHealth around the world. Through membership, organizations joining the mHealth Alliance will have access to platforms for collaboration and communication with other members who share common interests in mHealth, and opportunities to participate in Alliance events, working groups, and communities of practice on Health Unbound (HUB), the Alliance’s interactive network and online knowledge resource center for the mHealth community.
“We know the mHealth field spreads across multiple sectors and cross-cutting areas,” said Patty Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance. “We want to engage these stakeholders to accelerate mutual learning, networking, and collaboration. By mobilizing organizations with a common interest in and vision for mHealth, we believe we will accelerate the advancement of mobile technologies in a way that improves health outcomes and systems – especially in remote areas where health information and access is severely limited.”
Membership applications are now being accepted Online, and as part of the application process, applicants will be asked to “describe their interest and programming in mHealth,” and to agree to basic principles that govern the mHealth Alliance’s collaborations in the mobile healthcare field. In addition, applicants will be asked to submit a letter of support to the mHealth Alliance to complete the application.